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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mother's Day... and more Puppy Pictures

Sunday was Mothering Sunday here in the UK. I had an absolutely wonderful day with my family, they are always the happiest days. We did it a bit different this year for us, I'm always asked what I'd like for lunch and we have a roast dinner as we do most Sundays. This year Imogen cooked brunch of sausages, hash browns, egg and bacon. She did it with Andy's supervision, but it was cooked by her and an excellent job she made of it to!

Adam came round at lunchtime and we had a fabulous afternoon playing games and laughing so much, then Andrew and Adam went into the kitchen to prepare an amazing buffet tea as I wanted it to be for his lovely g/friend too as she is mum to sweet little Izzy.

I had so many lovely gifts.  This is from lovely husband Andrew (Andy) for when I'm feeling Mary Poppins... ish.


Imogen gave me this book, I think it's amazing, such a good idea


Each double page has a question for me to answer about all sorts of things from my childhood to hers. When it's finished I'll give it back to imogen to keep. Here's an example, not too clear I'm afraid.




 I was thoroughly spoilt...


 I taught myself to crochet last year. I saw a pattern for a Granny Square cushion in a magazine and took the plunge. I remember how the first square took a couple of hours to make, but I gradually got quicker as the hook and stitches felt more familiar. I do remember thinking there were a lot of ends though...


It looks much nicer this way up!


I was so excited that I had mastered the squares, that instead of sewing in all the ends and finishing it off, I was too impatient to move on and crochet something else. So I'm doing it now, it would be a shame not to finish my first crochet project.

The puppies have their eyes open. They have grown so much, prepare for more puppy photos...



Gary... bored of all the puppy fuss





Take care
xxx

26 comments:

  1. Your cushion top is looking great! Happy Mother's Day to you. Ours is in May.

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  2. I love the idea of that book. What a wonderful gift to give and then give back again. Brilliant.

    Gorgeous puppy photos! :o)

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  3. I still want a puppy!! Are you really sure you dont want to part with one??? Your crochet is excellent, I never mastered crochet and unfortunately I don't know anyone who can teach it to me :( I've followed a couple of You Tubes and 'got it' but following a pattern - not a hope. Looks like you are a much loved mother. x

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    1. I learnt from a childrens book and u tube :)

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  4. Mother's Day is in May here in Spain but I hope I have such a lovely day as you obviously have. I'd say your family really spoilt you or perhaps its because they love you dearly! :-)

    Gosh! what a gorgeous bundle of cuteness....... lovely pups!


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  5. Looks like a very lovely day for a much loved Mum! Puppies are coming along nicely. Gary is cute too. :)

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  6. Adorable puppies! I'm glad you had a happy Mother's Day. It sounds divine. :)

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  7. Such gorgeous puppies! The book you was given is such a treasure. My son has one from his Great Grandparents which he guards safely as they died a few years ago, my Mum is now completing one. Fantastic gifts. Take care. Chel x

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    1. I've never seen one before, it's such a good idea though :)

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  8. What a great book, fantastic idea! Your crochet is super and those puppies well........swoon :) x

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  9. I love that book, what a great idea, I've never seen anything like that before. I've noted it down and shall drop hints to Eleanor when it gets near Christmas. You got some wonderful things for Mother's Day, and it sounds like you had a fabulous day. I hate sewing in the ends on my crochet projects, but it has to be done. I'd have never guessed that the cushion was your first project, it's fab. Cute little puppies, and daddy doggy too. What breed are your other two dogs?

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    1. Mum's a miniature Dachshund and dad is a Chihuahua, we have 2 other Chihuahuas as well :)

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  10. I was just about to ask what breed the puppies were and see that you've alrwady been asked and answered the question! Gorgeous puppy photos. Well done you on the crochet front - I wish I could!
    June

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  11. That book is such a lovely idea, I'd not seen anything like it before either. Lovely first crochet project too - I feel for you, when I have a project with a lot of ends to weave in it can sit in my project bag for months! I can't wait to see more puppy photos - they are so cute!
    There is an award for you over on my blog too :) Elisabeth x

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  12. It looks like a wonderful Mother's Day! Your gifts are lovely. I'm glad you had a nice day with your family. Your granny squares look great, nice job! The puppies are unbearably cute, I have to keep scrolling up and down to look at each picture again. :)

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  13. Awww the puppies are seeing the world now....What a wonderful sight to behold! LOVE the book to jot down those special things from Mother to daughter.... Practically perfect in every way....Me thinks! Just as 'Mums day should be..~With the kindest thoughts...Maria x

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  14. It sounds as if you had a perfect mother's day :) I really like the book that Imogen gave you - what a great idea!!
    Those wee puppies are soooo cute. I can just about imagine all the lovely little noises they will be making.

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  15. Lovely gifts, crochet and doggies!
    M xxxx

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  16. Gorgeous fur babies! And that sounds like a lovely Mother's Day lunch :D

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  17. Ahh looks like you had lots of treats on Mother's day! Your crochet squares are lovely too, such pretty colours. Puppies are adorable!! Have a lovely weekend. Karen :)

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  18. Lovely getting spoiled ! Oh and those puppies ...can't get enough puppy pics. We have a litter of Boxer pups that are just turning 5 weeks old.I had been posting pics of them looking so cute every now and then at my blog. We also have a very little dog like Gary, and her name is Gabby . Gabby just gets fed up with all the puppy pampering ~ ha ha ~ as before the puppies she was the queen bee.

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  19. Your crochet is so pretty! Aw irresistable puppies! xx

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  20. Hi I'm popping over from tea party tuesdays. Such gorgeous little puppies you have. I totally adore them. Such a great big Ahhhh was sighed here on first sight of them. Sooo cute.
    Rosie

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  21. OMG - those puppies are gorgeous! You must be having fun with them - despite the hard work that they are! xx

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  22. Hi, I was hoping to ask you a question about the puppies. Would you me able to email me? Thanks.
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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